Ali Handal has been
on a whirlwind tour of Japan this week! A highlight came on Tuesday, December
7th when Ali held a guitar and songwriting workshop at the
Toho College of Music in Tokyo.
The workshop was part of "Rock On 1 Studio" which is a class open to a select
20 students from the Pro-Musician program.
Ali opened the clinic by playing 'I Miss You' and two
other songs from her 'Breathing Underwater' CD. She then moved on to talk
about songwriting techniques, life as a pro-musician based in Los Angeles,
as well as marketing and promotional techniques.
The workshop also featured a Question & Answer time,
which is somewhat uncharacteristic of Japanese students. The response was
great and the students had a lot of questions about the U.S. music scene,
Ali's practice routines, and more.
As an added bonus, Ali closed the clinic by signing copies
of the 2005 Epiphone
Calendar which she is featured in and gave one to each of the attending
The day was capped off by a solo acoustic show at the
famous Pink Cow Restaurant, Bar And
Art Gallery offering the students a first hand look at Ali's live
Ali performs 'I Miss You' on an
Ali with an
Ali fields questions from the students
during the Q&A time.
Ali signs copies of the
Calendar for students.